ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 739 Viscount SU-AID Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF)
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Date:Friday 16 March 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 739 Viscount
Operator:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registration: SU-AID
MSN: 86
First flight: 1955-12-21 (6 years 3 months)
Total airframe hrs:12002
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 506
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) W of Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF) (   Sudan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jerusalem Airport (JRS/OJJR), Israel
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Bad weather at the destination Cairo forced the crew to divert to Wadi Halfa, Sudan. A crash-landing 3 miles West of Wadi Halfa was made following fuel exhaustion.

Fuel exhaustion
Forced landing outside airport

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jerusalem Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 409 km (256 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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